COLD

  • Cold wave to intensify in North India, heavy fog predicted January 3, 2015

    At least 10 people are injured after heavy fog caused a traffic pile up on the Amritsar-Gurdaspur highway on Saturday morning. Shimla witnessed another spell of moderate snowfall while the mid and lower hills received rains accompanied by icy winds. ...
  • Foggy conditions to remain in Delhi despite the rain: Meteorological Department January 2, 2015

    43 flights have been delayed because of unseasonal rainfall in the capital. "Drizzle might continue for next few hours. Foggy conditions to remain in Delhi despite the rain," said India Meteorological Department. ...
  • Deep freeze in North India, fog affects 80 flights, 53 trains December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: North India continues to grapple with the cold wave with the entire region blanketed under dense fog. Temperatures in many places in Jammu and Kashmir went below the freezing point, while cities like Amritsar and Karnal in the plains proved colder than hilly Shimla. Road traffic, flights and train...
  • Snapshot: Dal lake freezes as temperature dips in Srinagar December 30, 2014

    The intense cold continued across Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar saw a minimum temperature of 4.1 degrees Celsius below the freezing point forcing the Dal lake in the city to freeze. Temperature in Gulmarg was recorded at minus 3.4 and minus 7 degrees was recorded in Pahalgam in the state. Leh town...
  • Delhi: 78 trains late, 20 rescheduled due to dense fog, temperature drops to 2 degree celsius December 29, 2014

    Delhi: Delhi recorded the season's coldest day on Sunday with the temperature dropping down to 2 degrees making the capital colder than Shimla which is at 3.8 degrees. It was also one of the foggiest days of the season. A thick layer of fog enveloped the capital, playing spoilsport for...
  • Cold wave: 3 homeless persons found dead in Delhi December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: As Delhi reeled under a severe cold wave, three homeless persons were found dead in the national capital on Sunday even as Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung asked authorities to ensure shelters for all those spending nights under the open sky. NGO, Holistic Development, which works for homeless people, said...
  • Cold wave unabated in Bihar, Jitan Ram Manjhi's chopper unable to land December 28, 2014

    Patna: Bihar reeled under an intense cold wave accompanied by very dense fog on Sunday, reducing visibility to an extreme low, even as Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's helicopter could not land in Sitamarhi district for an official programme. Sub-divisional Officer (SDO) of Pupri in Sitamarhi Akhilesh Kumar Singh said that...
  • Delhi: Bone-chilling cold adds to patients' woes outside AIIMS December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Critically ill cancer patients from across the country are among the hundreds of people who are forced to take shelter outside the premises of the AIIMS in Delhi's bone-chilling cold, as the minimum temperature in the national capital on Saturday plunged to 4.8 degrees Celsius, the second lowest...
  • Cold wave continues unabated in North India, mercury touching new lows December 28, 2014

    Shimla: Dense fog over the past couple of days has disrupted traffic in most Northern states. The North India cold wave continues unabated. Shimla attracts a lot of tourists in the season as they come for skating. "It is fun coming here and skating in winters. One has to come...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Cold wave intensifies, 20 more dead December 27, 2014

    Lucknow: The cold wave intensified in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday with the return of fog and icy winds. In most parts of the state the mercury dipped further and dense fog resulted in poor visibility, hitting both rail and road transport. The Regional Met Office has predicted that in some Terai...
  • Bitting cold, dense fog claim 12 lives in north India December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Intense cold wave swept across north India on Thursday and, coupled with dense fog, affected normal life across the region and led to the death of 12 persons - nine in Uttar Pradesh and three in Punjab. Hilly regions of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh reeled under...
  • Russia says NATO turning Ukraine into 'frontline of confrontation' December 24, 2014

    Moscow: Russia said on Wednesday NATO was turning Ukraine into a "frontline of confrontation" and threatened to sever remaining ties with the Atlantic military alliance if Ukraine's hopes of joining it were realised. The Kiev parliament's renunciation of Ukraine's neutral status on Tuesday in pursuit of NATO membership has outraged Moscow...
  • Delhi: Homeless women complain of sexual assault in night shelters December 24, 2014

    The homeless in Delhi look towards night shelters for respite from the cold but several women have complained of sexual assault in these makeshift homes. ...
  • Fog covers north India, Delhi freezes at 4.8 degree Celsius December 22, 2014

    Cold wave has intensified in North India with the National capital recording its coldest day of the season on Sunday at a minimum of 4.8 degrees Celsius. Monday too remained cold with minimum temperature hovering around 5.7 degrees Celsius. ...
  • Snapshot: Migratory birds spotted at Srinagar's Dal Lake December 22, 2014

    As Srinagar freezes at minus 1.8 degree Celsius, a flock of migratory birds was spotted at Dal Lake on Monday morning. ...
  • Heavy fog will reduce by Tuesday, says MET department December 22, 2014

    Cold wave has intensified in North India with the National capital recording its coldest day of the season on Sunday at a minimum of 4.8 degrees Celsius. BP Yadav from MET department said, "The heavy fog will reduce tomorrow. Temperature is expected to rise by a few degrees." ...
  • In Your City: Thick fog covers Delhi December 22, 2014

    Catch the headlines that the national capital is making in CNN-IBN's 'In Your City' section. ...
  • Dense fog envelops Delhi; flights delayed, 4 deaths reported December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Cold wave has intensified in North India with the National capital recording its coldest day of the season on Sunday at a minimum of 4.8 degrees Celsius. Monday too remained cold with minimum temperature hovering around 5.7 degrees Celsius. Dense fog engulfed the city and the visibility at...
  • Vladimir Putin: Russia military modernisation plan to go on December 19, 2014

    Moscow: President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue its ambitious military modernisation programme with a particular emphasis on nuclear strategic forces. Speaking with top military brass, Putin said the nation's nuclear forces are a "major factor in maintaining global balance," adding that "they effectively include a possibility of large-scale aggression...
  • North India reels under severe cold wave, Leh coldest at minus 14 degree celsius December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Severe cold wave is being experienced throughout North India. The lowest temperatures was recorded in Leh and Kargil with the mercury plunging more than 14 degrees below freezing point. The temperature is expected to remain low in most parts of North India. The dew has converted into ice...
  • Winter chill gains intensity in North India; snowfall in Himachal, fog in Rajasthan December 18, 2014

    Shimla: Chilly conditions persist in north India on Thursday with temperatures dipping in most parts including in Himachal Pradesh where many major roads have been blocked due to snowfall.. While Shimla received overnight snowfall, temperature in Manali has dipped to -5 degrees, -3 in Kullu and -7 in Kinnaur. "The...
  • After months of secret talks, US, Cuba restore ties December 18, 2014

    The thaw in ties between US and Cuba has been facilitated after 18 months of secret talks hosted largely by Canada and encouraged by Pope Francis. ...
  • Cold War enemies US, Cuba restore ties after 50 years December 18, 2014

    Washington: The United States and Cuba agreed on Wednesday to restore diplomatic ties that Washington severed more than 50 years ago, and President Barack Obama called for an end to the long economic embargo against its old Cold War enemy. After 18 months of secret talks, Obama and Cuban President Raul...
  • TWTW: Kaneez Surka turns weather woman to test north Indian cold November 29, 2014

    A the winters grip northern India, here is what it is looking like. ...
  • Finland Prime Minister warns of new 'Cold War' November 12, 2014

    Helsinki: Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb warned on Wednesday that the conflict in the Ukraine was bringing the world to the "brink of a Cold War" but that trade sanctions were the only credible weapon against Russia. "Russia's foreign policy doctrine has Cold War elements," he told public broadcaster YLE. "In...
  • Watch: When the Berlin Wall fell November 10, 2014

    Germany marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall, 28 years after it was constructed to divide the East and West Germany. ...
  • World is on the brink of a new Cold War, says former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev November 9, 2014

    Berlin: Tensions between the major powers have pushed the world closer to a new Cold War, former Soviet leader Mikhail S Gorbachev said on Saturday at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, close to the city's iconic Brandenburg Gate. The 83-year-old accused the West,...
  • IITians create solarpowered cold storage with no running cost September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Young IIT engineers have come up with an affordable solution to the wastage of agricultural produce by developing a unique solarpowered cold storage system which works at almost zero running cost. Developed at the Science and Technology entrepreneurship Park (STEP) of IITKharagpur by mechanical engineering student Vivek Pandey and his...
  • Centre aims for a healthier India, asks PepsiCo to cut down sugar content in drinks August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government is doing its bit to make the nation healthier. After levying an additional 5 per cent excise duty on carbonated beverages, the Processed Food Industries Minister has urged fast food giant PepsiCo to reduce the sugar content in their carbonated drinks. After a meeting between PepsiCo...
  • Barack Obama says strains over Ukraine not leading to new Cold War with Russia July 30, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama escalated US economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in USRussian relations marked the start of a new Cold War. The United States and the European Union, in a carefully coordinated action, announced targeted new sanctions against...